The Teahouse of the August Moon Author:Vern Sneider This witty book, published in 1951 is a delightful, easy read. The characters are hilarious and fun. After World War II Okinawa in Japan was occupied by U.S. Forces. This story is about how the American forces tried to turn the "savage" and "uncivilized" Japanese citizens into "intelligent" and "civilized" people. An under experienced officer is... more » sent to a small village to authorize the building of a school and the forming of a democratic society in the village. Instead of changing the villagers he is changed.
Teahouse was also a very successful stay play which ran for many years after the book was published.
Pls. note! This is an old book and while it is in relatively good condition, it no longer has a dust cover. So if this is vitally important to you please don't request this book.« less